Saturday, March 20, 2010

A plague on both your houses

Just a quick post then it's off to pick up Lydia. There's plenty happening on the political front here in Thessaloniki with both New Democracy and PASOK holding party conferences here. Actually, despite what the Greek media is saying the PASOK conference is being held 100km outside the city in Halkidiki. Party officials know full well that any appearance by Giorgos Papandreou in the city would provoke massive street protests. On the other hand the ND conference featuring Kostas Karamanlis is taking place in the centre but you can be sure that there will be enough officers there to police a small nation.

I was thinking of going there, despite the security there are ways of taking pictures but I decided not to. I haven't had the chance to see my daughter in some time and that is far more important than any photo and secondly, I'm sick of those in power, sick of their lies, arrogance and sense of entitlement. The same people who got the country into this mess are now exhorting people to make sacrifices. A bitter irony from those who earn more in a month than many pensioners get in a year.

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